THIS WEEK: KNOW YOURSELF

One of the most important, yet most challenging, things we can do in life is to get to know ourselves. Can you feel the excitement

THIS WEEK: PUT IN THE WORK

We have all heard the saying, “No Pain, No Gain.” But if we were being honest, we would rather it went something like, “No Pain,

THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

We live in a culture of “instant” everything. We put a bag of corn kernels in the microwave and in less than 2 minutes we

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS CONSISTENT

We all know that things change and that, for most part, we aren’t the biggest fans of it. But, just as things change, there is

THIS WEEK: BE A GOOD LOSER

Life is not a zero-sum game. Meaning for every winner, there doesn’t need to be a loser. This binary way of thinking is anchored in

THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE CHANGE

Change is inevitable. That doesn’t mean we necessarily like it, however it does suggest that we should, because it isn’t going anywhere. But why don’t

THIS WEEK: WELCOME FEEDBACK

We love to judge. We love to react. Now that everyone has a platform, via social media, we have the capability to post comments and

THIS WEEK: EMBRACE DIFFERENCES

We spend so much of our lives trying to fit in and yearning for a sense of belonging. It started when we were children. Maybe

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS ACCEPTING

The idea of accepting something or someone is so simple, yet complex. There is something about it rooted in the understanding that we don’t all

THIS WEEK: MAKE A NEW FRIEND

What does it mean to truly be a friend? Or, said differently, how would you define what a friend really is? We live in an

THIS WEEK: CONQUER A FEAR

For most of us, fears are a normal part of being alive. In some cases, our fears are falsely created in our heads and the

THIS WEEK: SAY I’M SORRY

Why are the two words “I’m sorry,” often considered the most challenging combination of words for us to mutter? Is it because we care so

THIS WEEK: BE UPSTANDING

We try to do the right thing. We try to be kind. We try to be honest. We try to be good… and do good.

THIS WEEK: FIND YOUR VOICE

You have a voice unlike anyone else on this planet. Your knowledge, understanding, and experiences help you form your beliefs and values, and therefore your

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS COURAGEOUS

We shot and released this video September 1, 2018, as part of our monthly theme:  Monday Gets Brave.  Today, August 2020, we are starting the

THIS WEEK: CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a laundry list of things that definitely fall into the category of “This has not been fun at all.” Hopefully

THIS WEEK: BE CIVIC-MINDED

The words “civil” and “civic” both come from the Latin word, “civis,” which means “citizen.” “Civil” relates to the concerns of ordinary people, or citizens,

THIS WEEK: SERVE IT UP

The human race, much like any organism, is greatly motivated by a survival instinct or wiring for self-preservation. We want to be safe. We want

THIS WEEK: ENGAGE YOURSELF

You are a powerful force. Your actions ripple other actions. Your words speak loudly. Your thoughts create vision and futures. Have you ever really reflected

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS PLUGGED IN

As you know, we have been changing several of our monthly themes this year, because we’ve felt that the themes we selected for this year,

THIS WEEK: KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream and placed it on our hearts. And although the “I have a dream…” statements

THIS WEEK: DIG DEEPER

There is a process we all go through to make sense of things. As we go through life and are surrounded by infinite data points

THIS WEEK: TAKE THE TIME

It’s been well documented that we live in a culture of immediate gratification. Microwaves and fast food restaurants used to be the examples we cited

THIS WEEK: HONOR THE PROCESS

In response to months of experiencing the impact of COVID-19 and the requests we received from people asking us to create experiences that delivered some

A Statement from EMM

EMM Family.   I have sat down to write these words so many times and simply find myself deleting them over and over again. As

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS FUN

https://youtu.be/EOzVeRe66rU Saying there is a lot going on in our world is a massive understatement. Political divides, COVID-19, social injustices, changes at work, changes in

THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE YOU

In the spirit of having fun, we want to start with you. You are awesome. You are amazing. You are truly one-of-a-kind. However, in the

THIS WEEK: TURN THE PAGE

Buddha’s quote, “Nothing is forever except change,” might be the biggest bane of our existence. We hate change. We always have and probably always will.

THIS WEEK: CHOOSE CIVILITY

When the going gets tough, as it has been for the past few months, one of the best things we can do is to be

THIS WEEK: FEEL YOUR FEELINGS

In 1637, Descartes stated, “I think, therefore I am.” The intention of his statement was to help us understand our ability to attain certain knowledge

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS MINDFUL

Friends. Again, in the spirit of delivering messages that are relevant, we are making the theme for May

THIS WEEK: ENJOY THE NOW

This might seem like a strange weekly theme at a time like this. So much has changed and so much is still uncertain because of

THIS WEEK: EXPRESS LOVE

It’s the topic of nearly every #1 music single. It’s the stuff that makes up many blockbuster films and best-selling novels. And, it’s the thing

THIS WEEK: LEND A HAND

During a crisis, whether it is a natural disaster, an act of aggression or terror, or even a virus, often times our first inclination is

THIS WEEK: LISTEN UP

As complicated as we are as human beings, we are also pretty simple. We all have basic needs—a roof over our head, shoes on our

THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

Ask a barista at Starbucks what their least favorite part of their job is and, for the most part, they will tell you the same

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS COMPASSIONATE

Friends, Fans, and Loved Ones. For the next few months, we have decided to revisit some monthly themes

THIS WEEK: HEAL A WOUND

When we have a cut, we clean it. When we have a bruise, we ice it. When we strain a muscle, we rest. But what

THIS WEEK: CHECK YOUR CHOICES

Merriam-Webster defines “choice” as “the act of making a selection.” Having the ability to make choices is a beautiful thing and should never be taken

THIS WEEK: PRACTICE PEACE

Our mental and emotional health is just as important as our physical health. With a higher prevalence of reported stress, depression, anxiety and even violence,

THIS WEEK: GET YOUR MOVE ON

Physical movement is critical to our physical and mental health. When we stop moving, our bodies stop working. There is no arguing this, yet only

THIS WEEK: TAKE OWNERSHIP

Our health starts with us. Your desire and commitment to be healthy is dependent on one person… you. Of course there are factors that impact

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HEALTHY

Our physical and mental health must be our first priority, but is it? It’s pretty simple stuff here

THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE LOVE

When we think about the absolute best times in our lives, we were most likely surrounded in joyful love. Maybe it was a birthday party,

THIS WEEK: CURATE COMPASSION

We are curators of our lives. None of us start in the same place or get to the same place, but we all have the

THIS WEEK: MAKE TIME

When people are asked how they would have lived any stage of their life differently or what they regret the most, their answers usually relate

THIS WEEK: TRUST

At the root of everything relationship lays a core concept that absolutely must be present. We also find it as the basis for love. But

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS LOVING

When we were collecting words to create the 2020 EMM Calendar, we kept receiving the words “love” and “kindness” more than any other

THIS WEEK: MAKE IT A HABIT

It used to be widely believed that a habit could be created in 21 days. New research, however, tells us it takes 66 days. These

THIS WEEK: TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Ask any trapeze artist what the hardest thing is they ever tried and they will tell you that it was the first time they let

THIS WEEK: PLAN YOUR PLAN

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” We can all agree that these are some pretty wise words

THIS WEEK: DIG DEEP

It’s the start of a new year… and a new decade. That’s big. This is why we ended 2019 with a focus on being hopeful.

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS DEDICATED

A new year has begun. Time to start fresh and determine how we want to do this year. We break out the pen and paper

THIS WEEK: SET AN INTENTION

This is a very special day. It’s the last Monday of not just the year, but also the decade. It is also the final week

THIS WEEK: BELIEVE IT’S POSSIBLE

There is a fine line between hope and belief. It’s almost as if they require a little bit of a reality check… but not too

THIS WEEK: START A LEGACY

The idea of leaving a legacy has an interesting way of placing it, almost as if an event, as something that happens sometime in the

THIS WEEK: PRACTICE POSITIVITY

As much as we like to pride ourselves on being upbeat, positive, and optimistic people, it is a strange truth that bad news seems to

THIS WEEK: LIGHT UP THE ROOM

The only way to diminish darkness is to add light; for where there is light, there can be no darkness. And what creates that light?

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HOPEFUL

It’s often said that when all else fails, we always have hope. But is that how we really want to accept the idea of hope?

THIS WEEK: LEAN INTO LOVE

How we love and what we love differs from person to person. One may love getting up early and watching the sunrise. Another may love

THIS WEEK: KNOW WHAT MATTERS MOST

What matters most to you? Big question, we know. But we believe it is one of the most important questions we can ask. Because in

THIS WEEK: GIVE GRATITUDE

They say actions speak louder than words. In other words, how we give gratitude matters. Have you ever received a thank you note or greeting

THIS WEEK: SAVOR THE MOMENTS

Life is made up of moments—times that move us, capture our heart, or symbolize a special event or time of our life. Things like doing

THIS WEEK: START A HOBBY

Hobbies are delightful things. They build on our natural curiosity and bring excitement and joy into our lives in so many different ways. But this

THIS WEEK: CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE

How do you get to work everyday? Where do you shop for groceries, clothes, or your dry cleaners? What are your favorite restaurants? Where do

THIS WEEK: DECIDE TO DISCOVER

Human beings have always been discovering. We’ve discovered cures for illnesses. We’ve discovered new cultures, languages, and galaxies. We’ve also discovered new forms of transportation,

THIS WEEK: BE A NEWBIE

Remember being new to a school, job, or even when traveling to a new city, state, or country? On the surface it seems exciting, fresh,

THIS WEEK: BE THE INSPIRATION

Have you ever seen an artist at work? As they create their piece, they are totally in the zone. They know what they want and

THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE THE EFFORT

Being empowered doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a life-long commitment that takes work and dedication. You may experience seasons where being empowered just feels easier

THIS WEEK: GET BACK UP

Very few people set out with the goal of failing. We all want success… instantly. But the truth is that we will all fail at

THIS WEEK: BE TENACIOUS

Tenacity is a trait—and a skill—that’s important to each and every one of us. Tenacity is also a choice and something we can get better

THIS WEEK: DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE

It might feel unattainable to go after your purpose in life or to even know what your purpose is. Why? Because it is a pretty

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS EMPOWERED

We all want to be empowered. We want to know that we can do the things we want to do in life. And we often

THIS WEEK: MIND YOUR MOVEMENT

Just like the breath is important to life, so is movement. Moving is good for our health and happiness, especially when we move in a

THIS WEEK: TAKE A BREATH

When you breathe, you’re creating a space—space to make a choice. In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to react to… well, everything. But when we

THIS WEEK: FUEL YOUR PASSIONS

Have you ever thought about what you’re passionate about? Not what you’re supposed to be passionate about or the things that make sense to do

THIS WEEK: SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

Work. Exercise. Bills. Social Media. Traffic. Weddings. Pets. Health. Friendships. Food. Kids. Housework. Sleep. Emails. Practice. Phone calls. Homework. Hobbies. Deadlines. Illness. Birthday parties. Stuff.

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS BALANCED

Balance can feel like a big word—and an even bigger life goal. We know the benefits of having a balanced life (including more rest, being

THIS WEEK: BE MORE THAN A TOURIST

It’s easy to be a tourist—someone who visits a culture or country and gets a bird’s eye view of what’s going on. It’s like window

THIS WEEK: SERVE A GLOBAL NEED

Last month we engaged in our communities to better understand the needs that surround us and how we can best serve them. But the taking

THIS WEEK: APPROACH ART

Art is an intrinsic part of every culture. And it is through art that we can learn about cultures of today and tomorrow. The beauty,

THIS WEEK: KNOW YOUR ROOTS

How well do you know your own history? Your family’s history? The history of your own culture? There is real power in knowing where you

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS CULTURED

Summer is the perfect time to sink into the enjoyment of being with others and the discovery that goes along with it. This summer, we

THIS WEEK: HOST SOMETHING

Culture isn’t something that just exists. Culture is created by each and every one of us, whether we realize it or not. Yes, that means

THIS WEEK: COMMIT TO COMMUNITY

Community is powerful. And community means lots of different things. Our community can be our family, our friends, our colleagues, or any groups or associations

THIS WEEK: LEAD A TEAM

Leadership is one of the most judged, dissected, and criticized words in the English language. Everyone knows the five, seven, and ten best ways to

THIS WEEK: VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Once we discover the needs of our community, we then come to a fork in the road—to engage and get involved or to turn a

THIS WEEK: KNOW THE NEED

How well do you know your community? Who do you know in your community? What are the strengths of your community and where can it

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS ENGAGED

Summer is officially here, which always welcomes the question, “So what are your plans for the summer?” You might have been asked this question several

THIS WEEK: MIND YOUR MANNERS

Before we had courtesy, civility, and etiquette, we had something a little more basic that brought sophistication and class to the bourgeoisie. They were a

THIS WEEK: BE CIVIL-MINDED

The origin of the word “civil” is the Latin word “civis,” meaning “citizen.” In other words, it is rooted in the idea that people, community,

THIS WEEK: SHOW RESPECT

It’s not shocking that being respected is one of our basic human needs. After all, who doesn’t want to know that people in their life

THIS WEEK: BE AUTHENTIC

It’s easy to live inauthentically—to hide our true self and to live something or someone we are not. Maybe we have been hurt in the

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HONORABLE

Honor is such an interesting and charged word. Honor has always been reserved for those in high places and those who serve—law enforcement

THIS WEEK: CREATE THE FUTURE

At Every Monday Matters, we are reminded on a weekly basis that the days, weeks, and months just keep moving along. Every month we offer

THIS WEEK: CELEBRATE NATURE

Today is Earth Day. It is the one day of the year we have set aside to come together to create awareness for our beloved

THIS WEEK: GET DIRTY

Spring is in the air. The days feel longer and brighter as the sun stays out longer. For most of the country, the temperatures are

THIS WEEK: WIND DOWN WASTE

Every year we dump over two billions tons of waste. If that is challenging to wrap your head around, maybe this will help… If all

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS EARTHY

When it comes to taking care of the Earth, most of us agree that taking care of it should be a priority. What we often

THIS WEEK: KEEP IT COOL

There’s a lot of talk and research about how the Earth is warming up and how even one-degree warmer per year can make a real

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